Author anagram link round: 10 questions

The answers or part of the answers to the following questions are anagrams of the surnames of famous authors. The names of the authors are in alphabetical order. Give both the answer and the name of the author for half a point each.

One of the authors can be considered an “odd one out”. Which one and why? (1 point)

  1. What was the name of Thailand prior to 1939?
  2. What name is shared by a translucent linen or cotton fabric, and an early version of a finished garment made from cheap material to allow the design to be perfected?
  3. Which Canadian goalkeeper played for the majority of his career at Ipswich, making 263 appearances for the Tractor Boys between 1985 and 1997?
  4. An elver is the name given to the young of which creature?
  5. Which English mathematician is most famous for solving Fermat’s last theorem?
  6. Which actor is known for playing Little John in Robin of Sherwood, Dr Mike Barratt in Casualty, and more recently Lord Greatjon Umber in Game of Thrones?
  7. Which UK geographical feature is approximately bounded by a line drawn between Hunstanton and Gibraltar Point?
  8. What was the name of the US civil rights activist who organized the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955?
  9. Which chemist is most famous as the first person to successfully split an atom?
  10. French is the only official language of Senegal, but is only spoken by around 20% of the population. What is the name of the African language that acts as a lingua franca in Senegal, being spoken by around 80% of the population?
  11. Which is the odd one out of the authors above?

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  1. What was the name of Thailand prior to 1939?
    A: SIAM, Kingsley or Martin AMIS
  2. What name is shared by a translucent linen or cotton fabric, and an early version of a finished garment made from cheap material to allow the design to be perfected?
    A: TOILE, George or T.S. ELIOT
  3. Which Canadian goalkeeper played for the majority of his career at Ipswich, making 263 appearances for the Tractor Boys between 1985 and 1997?
    A: Craig FORREST, E. M. FORSTER
  4. An elver is the name given to the young of which creature?
    A: EEL, Harper LEE
  5. Which English mathematician is most famous for solving Fermat’s last theorem?
    A: Andrew WILES, C.S. LEWIS
  6. Which actor is known for playing Little John in Robin of Sherwood, Dr Mike Barratt in Casualty, and more recently Lord Greatjon Umber in Game of Thrones?
    A: Clive MANTLE, Hilary MANTEL
  7. Which UK geographical feature is approximately bounded by a line drawn between Hunstanton and Gibraltar Point?
    A: The WASH, George Bernard SHAW
  8. What was the name of the US civil rights activist who organized the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955?
    A: Rosa PARKS, Muriel SPARK
  9. Which chemist is most famous as the first person to successfully split an atom?
    A: ERNEST Rutherford, Laurence STERNE
  10. French is the only official language of Senegal, but is only spoken by around 20% of the population. What is the name of the African language that acts as a lingua franca in Senegal, being spoken by around 80% of the population?
    A: WOLOF, Virginia WOOLF
  11. Which is the odd one out of the authors above?
    A: Harper LEE – the rest are from the British Isles (while T.S. Eliot was born in the US he renounced his American citizenship and became British in 1927).

 

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